The Tripper
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Actor-turned-director David Arquette co-scripted and directed this political horror feature concerning a group of friends who are stalked by a psychotic killer with a Ronald Reagan fixation during an outdoor music festival. Lukas Haas, Thomas Jane, Jason Mewes, Paul Reubens, Balthazar Getty, and Jaime King star in a film that was co-written by Darkness Falls screenwriter Joe Harris.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 36%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The rambling story attempts to turn the genre on its head, but it ends up giving in to every slasher cliché (Arquette himself plays a backwoods redneck). The acting ranges from abysmal to barely adequate."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"It's different, but is it any good? As another former President might say, "Depends on how you define 'good'.""
‑ Brian Holcomb,
"Horror fans with a sense of humor will really enjoy this slice of gory goodness."
‑ Johnny Butane, Dread Central
"Ineptly written by Arquette and Joe Harris, The Tripper is a carnival of cretins doing and saying one ass-headed thing after another."
‑ Jay Antani, Boxoffice Magazine
"A mostly dull-blade exercise that offers little to think or scream about."
‑ Justin Chang, Variety
"A serial killer wearing a Ronald Reagan mask is killing off hippies at what must be the most under-attended music festival ever . . ."
‑ James O'Ehley, Sci-Fi Movie Page
"Much like David Arquette's acting career, the film is often unbearable and rarely shows competence, but still remains an antagonistic curiosity that can't be easily denied."
‑ Brian Orndorf,
"It's sort of fun -- at least if you're someone who has a taste for gory slasher flicks."
‑ Jeff Vice, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"too many moments just didn't make sense or work in the slightest for somebody sober"
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"The first thirty minutes are quite good and the ending works very well, but there's an entire middle section which is badly paced and packed with filler."
‑ Jeremy Knox, Film Threat
"Wickedly funny."
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"Exhibit A for Courteney Cox if she does end up divorcing David Arquette..."
‑ Josh Larsen, Sun Publications (Chicago, IL)
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